A jobless man who assaulted his then wife on suspicion of infidelity - when he was the one having an affair - was sentenced to eight weeks in jail yesterday.
Loo Wee Kiat, 36, punched Ms Tan Mei Ying repeatedly in the face and stopped only when he noticed her bleeding from the mouth.
Ms Tan, 33, was later diagnosed with fractures on both sides of her jaw and a laceration in her mouth.
The court heard that the assault took place on Jan 7 last year, at their marital home in West Coast Road - about a week after Ms Tan had moved out because of Loo's infidelity.
Just after midnight, Ms Tan returned to the flat while a female friend waited at the carpark downstairs.
She had a quarrel with Loo and tried to leave.
But Loo, who had been drinking beer earlier, refused to let her go and started hurting her - believing she was having an affair.
Their two children, whose ages were not given in court, woke up because of the argument and began crying when they saw their mother bleeding.
Defence counsel Louis Joseph said Loo now resides with his parents and supports them financially. He is now divorced from Ms Tan and has custody of their two children.
Loo will begin serving his prison term on Feb 23, after the judge granted his request to celebrate Chinese New Year first. He is out on court bail of $15,000 in the meantime.
For voluntarily causing hurt, he could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000.
This article was first published on Jan 28, 2015.
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